Reminder: Project AWARE Early bird price end May 1

Paddlers who wish to participate in the Project AWARE river clean-up effort have until May 1 to get early bird registration pricing. According to the group, the early bird fee is $25 per day versus $35 per day after May 1. The deadline for registration is June 15 and registrations postmarked after June 15 are subject to the $45 per day registration fee.

The registration fee covers food, lodging, canoe rental and virtually all other expenses, organizers say. More information can be found on the registration form at

This year the group will be traversing 63 miles from Manchester to Canton July 8-13.

According to a press release, Project AWARE participants have removed over 400 tons of garbage from Iowa rivers since 2003.